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Wildcat fans cheer Gilbreth and Rangers

Photo by Jeremy EnlowMore than 750 alumni and fans of Abilene Christian University attended Monday night’s ACU at the Ballpark game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Texas Rangers couldn’t solve the Cleveland Indians, but at least former Wildcat baseball great Bill Gilbreth (’69) got things off to a good start with a successful ceremonial first pitch  (one that didn’t make ESPN for dubious reasons).

Photo by Jeremy Enlow
Gilbreth puts on his game face before taking the mound at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
The hard-throwing lefty has a knack for rising to the occasion when the Indians are in town: his first major league win was a 5-1 complete-game gem during his rookie year (1971) for the Detroit Tigers.
This was the third straight year for an alum to have the pre-game first-pitch honor, following 1960 Olympic gold medalist Earl Young (’62) in 2013 and ACU president Dr. Phil Schubert (’91) in 2012, the same year country recording artist Aaron Watson (’00) performed the national anthem.
Thanks to freelance photographer Jeremy Enlow and ACU Exceptional Fund program manager Rachael Hubbard, here are a few images from Monday night; you can view others on the Alumni Relations Office Flickr gallery:
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